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Alzheimer's Trippin' Book Launch Celebration

Wow, so much has been happening, my head is spinning!

Thanks for tuning in and joining me on this great new adventure, where-ever it takes us.
 THE KINDLE LAUNCH On Thursday, March 21,st the Kindle downloaded to 37 devices.  I think Amazon MIGHT have taken notice because today I got an automated email trying to sell me the book under "New Release".

One friend, Margaret C., made a video early in the morning the day of the Kindle launch.  Fun!  Thank you!  Here's the link.

BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION
First of all I would like to thank everyone that came out and made the Book Launch Celebration awesome.  Well attended, great people helping make it great with smiles, and pictures, and shares on their social media.

The launch was held at Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters in downtown Inverness, Florida, USA on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

I cried a couple times.  It is seeing people I haven't seen in a while who were instrumental in supporting me or us.

One was when I saw Karon W.  She…

Only One Day to the Alzheimer's Trippin' Kindle Book Launch!

Happy Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow... you're only a day away.




I had great news yesterday, two rockstars in the recumbent riding world ordered my Kindle book and announced it on Facebook.

I have 34 Kindle books pre-ordered now.  I don't know if that is enough to excite Amazon into helping promote the book.

If you order the book or the kindle, share the news on your Facebook page and tag me.  Share on Instagram and twitter too while you are at it!

When I see it on Facebook, I will share it on the group "fan" page, Susan Straley Writes.

Larry Varney, who takes great pictures and plays Santa at Christmas time announced he ordered the kindle book.  Then Sylvia Halpern also visited the fan page and said she ordered the Kindle.  We visited Sylvia and I write about it in this first book.  We saw her both in Portland and in Idaho during our time at the Trike Rally.  She does a lot of touring on her trike by herself in amazing places.  Sh…

Coming in 2 Days - March 21, 2019 - Alzheimer's Kindle Book

Good Morning on this Tuesday morning.

Only two days to the launch of the book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George on Amazon Kindle.  

It has taken me well over 3 hours to create this video for you. 

I was low energy to start but it picks up, so hang in there.





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Until Tomorrow!

Only 3 Days to Alzheimer's Kindle Book Launch

Good morning!  Only 3 days to the launch of the first Trippin' book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George, Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles.

I am up REAL early again this morning.  Too much excitement.  That's ok, I can get this post launched before heading over to the clubhouse for exercise and yoga.




Here is the link to the Laidback Bike Report.  The audio for me was awful!  I need a new computer.  Something I will have to invest in after the launch and all the activity after the launch.  I am afraid of switching right now.  But maybe I should just for these kinds of opportunities... on-line interviews.

A few months ago I arranged to have a service notify bloggers about the book launch.  They will be calling for interviews and posting about the book the week after the launch. 

My former neighbors are hosting an event in celebration of the book launch on Thursday morning at their clubhouse.  And later in the day my friends Kiersten and Denis will be arriving from Vic…

Alzheimer's Book Launch Count Down Day 4

Hello!  It is Day 4 of the countdown to the launch of the Amazon Kindle version of the book.  Watch and then there are links below. And Share Share Share!  Thank you!




Be sure to share this blog with anyone who loves recumbent bikes or is just now dealing with dementia in a friend or family member.  It isn't a depressing read, you will flow through the days just as we did.

Here are the links I promised in the video.

Laidback Bike Report March 17, 2019
Inverness, FL 12 Days of Cycling
Facebook Page @TrippinwithSusan
Facebook Group Susan Straley Writes
Kindle with Joy Cover
Kindle with Sunset Cover

Back again tomorrow...

Alzheimer's Trippin' with George Book Launch Count Down Day 5

Here you go!  Count down to the book launch.  5 days left!!!!

A bit about the bike club, the Hen House Restaurant, and the City of Inverness, Florida.




Please share with those you think might benefit or enjoy reading Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.

The links to the book is below.  One book, two covers.

Sunset Cover:

Book Launch Count Down - 6 days!

Not time today... gotta ride.

Here's the video for DAY 6.




See you on Day 5!

Count down to Launch - Day 7 - Alzheimer's Travel Book

Hello!

I was up real early this morning.  I couldn't sleep!  I had forgotten to record the video yesterday for the Count Down to the Launch of the Kindle version of the book, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.

This was recorded at about 4:00 this morning.




They have Youtube live and I have been meaning to try it as well as facebook live.  But I think I need to get good at presenting.  I have to cut out a lot of UMMMMM, and silent thought still from my videos.  LEARNING so much.

Anyway,  If you can share this blog pretty easy on your social media, just send them to http:www.susanstraley.com

The front blog post will change daily during the count down.

I am debating about whether to have an open or closed group on facebook.  Right now the group is closed so that my personal page isn't full of the book focus.  But, being close means that it is harder for the members to SHARE!! and those SHARES are so important if the book is going to reach folks that are seeking what it ha…

Day 8 - Count Down to Kindle Book Launch

Wow, that day went fast!  Already only 8 days left before the Kindle Launches.






When you set a date for a kindle launch you have to have everything up and ready to go several days before you launch.  Amazon wants to make sure it can fulfill the pre-orders. So if the publisher (in this case me, the author) goofs up and tries to make changes after the deadline, Amazon will ban them from publishing ever again.

That is scary.  I have had my book up and ready to launch for a long time.  BUT now I am working furiously to not only promote the books but to go in and make the pictures bigger and crisper (more pixels).

See, what I didn't know is when you copy and paste, some of the density of the pixels is reduced.  Then Kindle provides a special software for the Kindle and that reduces the size of the pictures.  So the pictures are tiny and when I zoom in they are fuzzy. 

I am going picture by picture and I would guess there are well over 900 pictures in the first book.  So it is taking tim…

Day 9 - Count Down to the Kindle Book Launch

I just looked at the calendar and OH MY!  Only 9 days to the launch of the Kindle version of the first book in the Trippin' series. 

I am excited!  I am going to TRY to make a video a day counting down to the launch.  Here is the first one.  Let me know what you think.  Comments are welcome.





OTHER NEWS
Gosh, so much!
1) I had my friends here from Wisconsin, Mark and Jane.  We went hiking in Potts Preserve!  If you have been following this blog a while, you may have seen the video I made of us at Potts.
I was a bit nervous during the walk and let out a big cheer when we made it out ok.

I went kayaking with them from Silver Springs State Park.  It is about an hour's drive, but worth it to see this crystal clear spring fed river and the wildlife along it.  Thanks to Mark for taking the pictures.



They had a friend from Wisconsin, Tom, that came up to visit them from near Miami.  He was very nice and fun.  The picture below was something we all should fear when kayaking, getting s…